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Industrial plant : Hitachi

Hitachi

We are proud of our record of manufacturing facilities for melt polycondensation reaction plastics such as polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polylactic acid (PLA) and polycarbonate (PC). We offer an extensive lineup of polymerizers (high viscous material processor) for plant use.

Case Introduction: Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plants

Photograph: Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant

Overview
Delivery year 2002
Delivery location Japan
Production capacity 60,000 ton/year
Features PBT production volume, quality assurance

What is a Polymerization plant?

In a Polymerization plant, melt polycondensation reaction are used to produce polymer products. The list of polymer products includes polyester, polycarbonate, polyamide (nylon), polyacetal (POM), etc. Under ordinary circumstances, polycondensation reactions are reversible, so it is necessary that byproducts such as glycol and alcohol be efficiently removed from the reaction system.

Scope of supply

We have our own production process for plants that produce PBT, PET and PLA using manufacturing methods we devised. For these plants, we provide our customers with production process (licenses) to the processes, and we also offer complete solutions, from engineering through procurement and construction (EPC). For more details, please see the process licenses page.
Our product lineup covers all product categories. The high viscous material processor that forms the heart of the plant can be custom-designed to suit each customers' needs for the desired state of the exit product, based on the state of the entry product.

We provide flexible and detailed solutions that meet customers' needs, from process licenses through EPC, plant design, equipment design and supply.

Fields of application

PBT, PET, PLA:
Process licenses, EPC, plant design, equipment design and supply
PC:
EPC, engineering, equipment design and supply (process guarantees possible for polymerizers only).
Polyamide, POM:
EPC, engineering, equipment design and supply
PTT*:
Processes (in development), EPC, engineering, equipment design and supply

For plants manufacturing products other than those listed above, please inquire with us. With our abundant experience and trustworthy technology, we can address all customer concerns.

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PTT (polytrimethyl terephthalate)